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Founded in 2005 by canberra guitar teacher Jake Lang, Fretvision has helped over 1800 students discover their passion for learning music. 

 

at Fretvision, we are passionate about music, about learning and about maximizing potential.

Fretvision began in 2005 with Jake Lang, teaching from his home studio. Before long he was needing to expand to a new premises and hire the help of a few extra teachers. Within a few years he had to upgraded to a more modern, spacious premises and hire more staff. In 2010 Fretvision began teaching in primary schools, colleges, and school holiday programs for YMCA. What started as one guitarist's dream is now a vibrant team of Canberra musicians sharing their expert knowledge and love of music.

We believe that students and teachers can support each other to enrich their lives and create an engaged community, and that an engaged community can in turn help us all lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

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Our Team

"We're so lucky to have such a wonderful group of proficient teachers and incredible support staff, everyone here is truly a pleasure to work with!

I've never been part of a more inspired team of individuals, all stars in their own field."

- Jake Lang, Founder

FEATURED Teachers

 

Jake Lang
Guitar, Ukulele, Electronic Music Teacher

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Daniel Russell
Guitar, Ukulele, Electronic Music Teacher

Adam Brown
Keyboard, Piano, Bass, Guitar Teacher

OTHER Teachers & Staff

 

Steve Zumstein
Guitar, Bass, Electro Teacher

Nic Johnson
Guitar, Uke & Electro Teacher

Chris Walsh
Keyboard, Piano Teacher

Shane Lewis
Guitar, Ukulele Teacher

Tommy Gough
Guitar Teacher

Belinda Smith
Piano, Keyboard Teacher

Adam Dempsey
Guitar, Ukulele, Piano Teacher

Josh Bates
Drum, Percussion Teacher

Sara Turner
Singing, Piano Teacher

Adelaide Stolba
Sinning and recording Teacher

Kerrie Williams
Co-founder, Office Manager

Clarissa Goh
Receptionist, Office Manager

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We're Hiring

Passionate about music and Teaching?

We'd love to have you on our team!

 
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Awesome pay

Pay starts at $25 per hour and can increase to $200 per hour.

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reliable work

Regular teaching hours and stable class positions.

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Friendly community

A group of friendly teachers helping each other succeed.

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online calendar

Super convenient scheduler access from any device.

 
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training provided

We train all of our teachers on our innovative curriculum.

Teacher internship

A six month period of interning under a senior teacher.

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set curriculum

Innovative teaching methods, books, audio, games, rewards.

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equipement Supplied

Everything you need to do your jobs is provided free.

open positions

 
 

Guitar Teacher

 Guitar Teacher wanted, great pay, teaching in schools

We are looking for enthusiastic teachers with experience working with children to help teacher our group guitar lessons at schools in Canberra.

Qualifications

  • Experience teaching guitar
  • Year 12 Certificate (Tertiary Music Education preferred)
  • Working With Vulnerable Children Card
  • Current First Aid Certificate
 

 

Piano Teacher

 Piano Teacher wanted, great pay, teaching in schools

We are looking for enthusiastic teachers with experience working with children to help teach our group keyboard lessons at schools in Canberra.

Qualifications

  • Experience teaching piano
  • Year 12 certificate (tertiary music education preferred)
  • Working With Vulnerable Children Card
  • Current first aid certificate
 

 

Drum Teacher

 Drum Teacher wanted, great pay, teaching in schools

We are looking for enthusiastic teachers with experience working with children to help teach our group percussion lessons at schools in Canberra.

Qualifications

  • Experience teaching drums
  • Year 12 certificate (tertiary music education preferred)
  • Working With Vulnerable Children Card
  • Current first aid certificate
 

 

Vocal Teacher

 Singing, vocal Teacher wanted, great pay, teaching in schools

We are looking for enthusiastic teachers with experience working with children to help teach our group singing lessons at schools in Canberra.

Qualifications

  • Experience teaching singing
  • Year 12 certificate (tertiary music education preferred)
  • Working With Vulnerable Children Card 
  • Current first aid certificate
 

 

Ukulele Teacher

 Ukulele Teacher wanted, great pay, teaching in schools

We are looking for enthusiastic teachers with experience working with children to help teach our group ukulele lessons at schools in Canberra.

Qualifications

  • Experience teaching electronic music
  • Year 12 certificate (tertiary music education preferred)
  • Working With Vulnerable Children Card 
  • Current first aid certificate
 

 

Electronic Music Teacher

 ELectronic Music Teacher wanted, great pay, teaching in schools

We are looking for enthusiastic teachers with experience working with children to help teach our group electronic music lessons at schools in Canberra.

Qualifications

  • Experience with Ableton Live, Push or music apps such as Triqtraq, Loopy, Novation Launchpad, etc. 
  • Year 12 certificate (tertiary music education preferred)
  • Working With Vulnerable Children Card
  • Current first aid certificate
 

STAFF APPLICATION FORM

 
 
CONTACT DETAILS
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APPLICATION DETAILS
Positions you'd like to apply for *
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Let us know which of these apply to you.
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QUICK SURVEY
Let us know how well the following statements apply to you.
I have gotten to where I am today because of my own efforts.
Music is the most important thing in life.
Others have played a big role in getting me where I am today.
I really value having money to support myself.
 

terms & conditions

 

LESSONS

MISSED LESSONS

We require at least 24hrs notice to cancel and reschedule a lesson for any reason. Less notice than this will result in loss of the lesson.

To cancel a lesson, use the email reminder you received for the lesson. It gives you the option to cancel or reschedule the lesson.

Notice can also be sent via email, text message or phone. If you get an answering machine, just leave us a message, we check it daily.

 

RESCHEDULING LESSONS

You can reschedule a lesson using the reminder email you received for the lesson. Lessons can be rescheduled to another class being offered at your school. This means that if your child misses a lesson one week, they will attend two lessons the following week.

Where there are several students who have missed lessons during the term, a one off make-up lesson will be schedule toward the end of the term. 

 

CREDITING MISSED LESSONS

In the event that you are unable to attend makeup lessons for those missed during the term, you may be eligible to have their value credited toward the following term's lessons. Apply for lesson credit...

 

TERMINATING LESSONS

You are able to terminate lessons at any time, you are not locked into a term period.

Two weeks notice is all that is required before terminating.

In order to give notice and terminate lessons, use the Lessons Termination Form.

 

FEES

PAYING TUITION FEES

All fees are paid by direct debit through Ezypay.

Payments will always be taken on a Friday two weeks in advance of scheduled lessons.

We only require one weeks notice to cancel or suspend a payment.

Each term, you will be billed for 10 lessons (valued at $23.40 each) over a 12 week period, that's 6 fortnightly payments of $39 equalling a total of $234 per term.

Payments will stop for 4 weeks in January and begin again on the Friday before the first week of term one.

Failed payments due to insufficient funds will incur a $8.95 penalty. To avoid this, we send a text message reminder before each payment. You can opt out of this text message by replying STOP.

There are no other additional fees or charges. You may read about additional fees or charges in EZYPAY's terms and conditions, you won't ever pay any of these, we have absorbed them for you.

To set up payments, go to our Pricing Page.

 

PRACTICE

PRACTICING

Practicing between lessons is encouraged.

Of course, your child will progress faster the more they practice.

Children often won’t practice, this is normal and to be expected. Research shows that just the weekly lesson alone is enough to make permanent positive changes in a child’s brain that will last a lifetime.

We find it takes time for a child to discover the joy of music for themselves but when they do, they begin to consistently practice without being asked.

 

PRACTICE TIME

For kids between Year 1 and Year 3, we recommend 30 minutes a week.

For kids in Year 4 to 6, we recommend at least an hour per week.

For high school students, we expect between two to five hours per week.

Students of any age, as they become more competent and dedicated, should aim to increase practice to an hour or two each day. Some of the greatest musicians practice for over eight hours a day!

For effective practice, have a set daily routine that focuses on one aspect of your playing each day, for five days a week.

 

PARENT PARTICIPATION

Parent participation is an important factor in getting kids practicing.

Nagging or turning practice into a regular chore isn't generally very helpful.

Being interested in what your child is working on and what they have achieved is helpful. We provide a homework sheet each lesson to help set and log each students practice for the week.

Here are some other ways you can encourage your child to practice:

  • Listen to music together.
  • Watch live music performances.
  • Play music games. Click here for more info.
  • Jam together or have sing along.

 

For a detailed explanation of how you can help your child practice, check out these pages:

The Art of Practice

Fretpoint Score Sheet

 

EQUIPMENT

INSTRUMENT UPKEEP

Students are expected to keep their instruments in working order while participating in lessons.

Guitars require a regular string change (every 6-12 months).

We can restring or repair your guitar if needed, for $50 (strings included).

 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

All students are required to own or hire an instrument.

A music stand is highly recommend. Having no set place for a student put their music can make practice a lot more difficult.

We also recommend a guitar stand so that the guitar is kept out of its case at home. This makes it much easier to practice anytime your child gets the urge, rather than facing the task of getting it out and having to put it back in its case each time they practice.

 

GUITAR HIRE

Guitars are hired out at $5 per week for any length of time.

This fee will be added to your fortnightly direct debit amount.

There are no contact periods.

There is no deposit required. We trust our students to take good care of their instrument.

If their guitar does happen to get damaged, lost or stolen there is a $50 replacement fee.